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See inside the restored King’s Observatory

This is the King's Observatory, built by King George III (well, he paid other people to do the work), with one single purpose -- to be used for a few hours one evening to look at the Sun.


Rebuilding the 1950s modernist concrete Barking Station

A listed modernist railway station is set to be restored to its original 1950s appearance.


London’s weekly railway news

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Tickets Alert: Kew Garden’s Great Pagoda reopens

Reopened last year following restoration, but closed again for winter, Kew Garden's Great Pagoda reopens in April.


Find the Woodford Stones

In the 1950s, a set of stone reliefs were added to a building so high up that hardly anyone could see them. But now anyone can see them.


A glowing greenhouse of distorted stained glass

If you're wandering around the streets near Edgware Road one evening, you might spy a glowing confection on a side street and wander over for a better look.


Another consultation on Shoreditch’s Goodsyard development

Long standing plans to surround Shoreditch High Street station with a cluster of tower blocks have been revised and a new consultation is open.


Tickets Alert: Open Weekend at a railway depot

For one weekend this April, London Transport Museum’s Depot in Acton, west London, will open its doors, giving you the chance to explore its huge collection of transport heritage.


A hidden chapel and roof terrace to open to the public

Hidden under scaffolding lies one of East London's marvels, and soon it will be unveiled once more.


The lost history of a mosaic in Victoria

A small side street near Victoria contains a mosaic that people will tell you is an old advert for the Victor Talking Machine Company. They are wrong.